Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Today is a hard day

Our time with Alemitu was wonderful. Since day 2 when she discovered freedom of moving on the floor, she likes to play on her tummy and move all around rather than cuddle for long periods. Don't get me wrong, she still loves to cuddle though. The second half of the visit, she cuddled the entire time. She slept a little on both of us. She also said goodbye the same way she said hello -- she puked on Adam. (I think it is because of that wet cough and her gagging on mucus.)

Saying goodbye was really, really hard. Going 5 minutes without crying the rest of the day has been just about impossible. We are at the airport waiting for our flight. Thinking about her in anyway at this point easily brings tears. I just have to keep telling myself how our pain is so minor compared to her grandfather's pain. I have to keep telling myself that the nannies love her so much and she is so well taken care of (two baths this morning alone because of getting herself dirty). I have to keep telling myself that the US Embassy had a huge meeting on Monday that will probably make return dates quicker. I have to keep telling myself that she will be home really soon. Maybe, just maybe, if I say that stuff enough I'll actually believe it.

I cannot thank everyone enough for all of the kind words. Thank you for the bottom of our hearts.

I am hoping that in 5 1/2 weeks, "In Jesus' name, she will travel the world."


  1. I really don't have many words to say....I am in awe at how beautiful this journey your family is embarking on. Thank you so much for sharing! I pray 5 1/2 weeks goes by quickly and a whole new chapter in life will once again unfold! =) You are all always in my prayers and thoughts <3

    Jenna MacDonald

  2. I can't tell you how many times I've been choked up with tears reading these entries. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this experience with us! It's clear that God is directing this beautiful part of your journey. We're so happy for you! Praying these next 5 weeks fly by!!